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Foods that Lower Cholesterol
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Foods that Lower Cholesterol

James A. Duke, PhD | June 12, 2024

Changing the foods that you ear can impact your cholesterol levels for better or worse. A diet high in red…

The Right Way to Check Your Blood Pressure
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The Right Way to Check Your Blood Pressure

Jordana Cohen, MD, MSCE | June 11, 2024

Using the wrong device to check your blood pressure at home could produce inaccurate readings that leave you over- or…

Statin Side Effects
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Statin Side Effects

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD | June 6, 2024

When they came on the market, statins were a “miracle medicine” that could prevent heart attacks and strokes, statins can have side effects.

Having Heart Surgery? What to Expect After
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Having Heart Surgery? What to Expect After

C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD, MACC, FAHA, FESC | May 19, 2024

Each year, more than two ­million people around the world undergo coronary artery bypass graft surgery or another form of…

What Are Triglycerides vs. Cholesterol?
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What Are Triglycerides vs. Cholesterol?

Derek Burnett | May 13, 2024

Triglycerides are one of several fat-soluble molecules, or lipids, that have an impact on health. They are found in fatty foods but we also produce them.

Which is the Good Cholesterol?
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Which is the Good Cholesterol?

Derek Burnett | May 13, 2024

HDL Is the "good" cholesterol while LDL is the bad cholesterol. While there is some truth to these good and bad categories there are many nuances.

High Cholesterol Medications and Their Side Effects
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High Cholesterol Medications and Their Side Effects

Derek Burnett | May 12, 2024

Medications play a crucial role in getting your cholesterol down but, they are not a magic bullet or a substitute for healthy diet and exercise.

 Normal Cholesterol Levels
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 Normal Cholesterol Levels

Derek Burnett | May 11, 2024

There are actually a range of normal cholesterol levels and multiple criteria that are used to determine if therapeutic intervention is warranted.

What Is Cholesterol?
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What Is Cholesterol?

Derek Burnett | May 10, 2024

Cholesterol has negative connotations. It is, however, vital to proper function of organs and tissues. It's only in excess that it is a problem.

High Cholesterol Symptoms
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High Cholesterol Symptoms

Derek Burnett | May 9, 2024

Unfortunately, just like with high blood pressure high cholesterol has no reliably noticeable symptoms with poor outcomes coming out of the blue.

Foods High in Cholesterol
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Foods High in Cholesterol

Derek Burnett | May 8, 2024

Determining what foods are high in cholesterol is more difficult than it first appears, as foods high in unsaturated fat can actually lower cholesterol.

How to Lower Cholesterol
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How to Lower Cholesterol

Derek Burnett | May 7, 2024

Cholesterol can be lowered through natural means such as habit changes, diet, and physical activity. It can also be lowered through the use of medications.

Natural Blood Pressure Remedies
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Natural Blood Pressure Remedies

Joan Wilen and Lydia Wilen | January 27, 2024

High blood pressure—is a common worry as we grow older. Natural blood pressure remedies can help to manage the condition.

Atherosclerosis Self-Care with Diet and Exercise
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Atherosclerosis Self-Care with Diet and Exercise

Joan Wilen and Lydia Wilen | January 23, 2024

Atherosclerosis is an alarming diagnosis with severe long term side effects—the condition is responsive to changes in lifestyle though.

Best Time to Take Blood Pressure Medications
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Best Time to Take Blood Pressure Medications

Derek Burnett | January 13, 2024

If your doctor has prescribed one or more hypertension medications for you, you’re likely wondering about the best time of…